The Battlezone Franchise includes two distinct sets of games:
a) A classic vector-graphics arcade game released by Atari in 1980. The game is played from a first-person perspective in a single tank where the player seeks to destroy enemy tanks and other opponents. This game has been remade and re-released many times on multiple platforms.
b) A series of two games starting with 'Battlezone' released by Activision in 1988. This series represents an alternate-history where the USA and Soviet Union are fighting for control of the Moon. The game retains a first-person perspective when piloting vehicles but introduces real-time strategy elements (a play-style described as "first-person action-strategy" in the manual).